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Sri Lankan-Canadian PhD student wins Dance Your Ph.D.

Exclusive interview with Pramodh Senarath Yapa


It takes two to tango, but nothing gets shy electrons to perk up like Swing dancing. It took six weeks of choreographing and songwriting for 27-year-old Pramodh Senarath Yapa to translate his jargon-ridden master's thesis, titled 'Non-Local Electrodynamics of Superconducting Wires: Implications for Flux Noise and Inductance' to 'Superconductivity: The Musical!', a 11-minute self-explanatory video that scooped the 2018 'Dance Your Ph.D.' contest.

Sri Lankan-Canadian Ph.D. student in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics at University of Alberta, Canada, Senarath Yapa takes home $1000 as prize money, some of which he hopes to distribute among those who helped to make the video. "I better also buy a laptop if I want to continue my research and, of course, make videos," says Senarath Yapa, who admits that his laptop is literally falling apart.


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